Aberdeen to Birmingham

As the largest city outside of London, Birmingham had an important part to play in England's Industrial Revolution - and 'Brum' still wears its badge as the 'second city' and a key European business destination with pride. World-class contemporary architecture sits comfortably among historic landmarks in Birmingham's city centre, which itself is buzzing thanks to its substantial student population, as well as hundreds of major global businesses that have made the city their home. With fantastic shopping, restaurants and bars and a diverse culture to discover, a location just 1.5 hours from London and flights from Birmingham Airport to all over the world, Birmingham has so much to offer whatever the reason for your visit.

For the latest information on our flight schedules from Aberdeen Airport (ABD) to Birmingham (BHX), take a look at our Flybe Timetable page for this route, and for the return journey, take a look at the Birmingham to Aberdeen page.

For tips and guidance about your trip from Aberdeen to Birmingham, see our sections below. In a hurry? Then use the list below to fast-forward to the information you need.



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Getting to Aberdeen Airport (ABD)

Getting to Aberdeen Airport for your flight to Birmingham is easy, as it is easily accessible by public transport but also offers plenty of car parking. For full details, visit our Getting to Aberdeen Airport page.

Aberdeen Airport Departures

At a glance:

  • Short stay and long stay parking
  • Book in advance via Flybe.com or book now
  • Public transport
  • Bus and train links to the airport from Aberdeen city centre
  • Free WiFi throughout the airport
  • Bookable Priority Security Access
  • Bookable Swissport Lounge
  • Cafés and restaurants
  • Shopping including Duty Free

For more information, visit our dedicated Aberdeen Airport information page.

Check in and bag drop at Aberdeen Airport

Before your flight from Aberdeen to Birmingham, we recommend that you save time and check-in online and print your boarding pass before arriving at the airport whenever possible. However, if not, you can check-in and print your boarding pass at the airport free of charge. Read more about the check-in options available by airport.

Terminal facilities before Security

  • Cafe and restaurants
  • Newsagents and bureau de change

Terminal facilities after Security

  • Cafes, bars and restaurants
  • Swissport Lounge


  • Duty Free
  • Newsagents
  • Health and beauty
  • Audio and electrical


Aberdeen Airport

Birmingham Airport Arrivals (BHX)

At a glance:

  • 10 miles from city centre
  • Around 35 minutes' drive in normal traffic
  • Public transport
  • Buses run to/ from the airport
  • Trains run to Birmingham International Station and the Air-Rail Link monorail system connects to the airport
  • Taxi stand
  • Car hire
  • Book now through our preferred partners Avis or Budget
  • Free WiFi throughout the airport
  • Cafe
  • In Arrivals area
  • Duty Free and newsagents
  • In Arrivals area

To find out more, visit our dedicated flights to Birmingham page and browse other available routes.

Visiting Birmingham

Whatever brings you on flights to Birmingham from Aberdeen, you'll find plenty of ways to fill your downtime in the city - whether you only have an hour to spare, or a full weekend to make the most of! Below are our tips on where to stay in Birmingham, as well as our recommended places to eat and drink, and the city's can't-miss sights and things to do.

Hotels in Birmingham

Flybe works in partnership with Booking.com to make it even easier to help you find the perfect hotel in Birmingham. Whether you're travelling on a strict business budget or are looking for luxury on your trip to the second city, there is accommodation in Birmingham for every type of visitor.

Things to see in Birmingham

Immensely proud of its state-of-the-art and iconic architecture, Birmingham's industrial legacy is also laid out for all to see in its many museums, galleries, and regenerated historic buildings. The city's network of picturesque canals also offer delightful canalside walks, and you'll find a cosmopolitan city hub at the point where the waterways meet.

Library of Birmingham

With a design that resembles a stack of beautifully-wrapped gifts, the landmark Library of Birmingham is a must-see for architecture fans - but there's plenty to see inside too, including the unrivalled city views.

Gas Street Basin

Take a canal trip around Birmingham from Gas Street Basin, or just enjoy the many bars, restaurants, shops and live music venues close by in this thriving and historic part of the city.

Birmingham Back to Backs

Carefully restored by the National Trust, take a trip back to the 19th century at the Birmingham Back to Backs - a courtyard of working people's homes, frozen in time. Guided tours only, so be sure to pre-book.



Bars and restaurants in Birmingham

Whatever takes your fancy, from a cheap eat for lunch to a dinner to remember at a Michelin-starred restaurant, Birmingham has an exciting dining scene befitting of its city status. If a tipple is on the cards, you won't need to look far for a cool bar or cosy pub to wind down in after a long day of business meetings or exploring.

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Voted among the best in the whole UK, Michelin-starred chef Adam Stokes' fine dining restaurant brings foodies flocking to sample its stunning British fayre.

Original Patty Men

Burger lovers rejoice - the award-winning Original Patty Men serve up fully-loaded burgers and sides of fries to match. Grab those napkins!

James Dahl Indian

Birmingham has an exceptional choice of Indian restaurants, but James Dahl sets the standard high. A sleek decor teamed with delightfully presented dishes make it the perfect place for making an impression.

Getting more from your trip to Birmingham

As you'd expect from a city the size of Birmingham, you'll need more than just a few hours to see it all - but no matter how much time you have to fill there's plenty to see and do to make your trip memorable. Take advantage of Birmingham's famous shopping, drink and dance in the city's favourite hotspots or just make the most of a free hour or two before your flight back to Aberdeen. Have a whole day to spare? Get out of the city to explore the beautiful 'Black Country'.

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Shopping in Birmingham:

  • Birmingham's famous 'bubblewrapped' Selfridges building is just as impressive inside, with a host of exclusive and designer brands in fashion, beauty, food and homeware.
  • The Bullring and Mailbox shopping centres are where you'll find all your favourite high street brands, as well as designer boutiques to fill up your suitcase.
  • The Great Western Arcade, Piccadilly Arcade and Burlington Arcade are all lined with independent shops - perfect for those who love something a little different and unique.

Nightlife in Birmingham:

  • Broad Street is at the heart of Birmingham's nightlife, and is home to its biggest nightclub, PRYZM. There are also late night bars and even a casino for those that enjoy a gamble.
  • Jools Holland is the musical director for the Jam House in the Jewellery Quarter, so expect an exciting boogie woogie and rhythm and blues playlist as well as regular live music and duelling pianos!
  • Quirky bars and clubs abound in Southside, and Summerrow is where you'll find Birmingham's most exclusive nightspots, including ski lodge-inspired bar Apres

Beyond Birmingham:

  • Animal lovers will be thrilled by the Birmingham Wildlife and Conservation Park, which participates in endangered species breeding programmes to ensure the conservation of their animals.
  • So-called because of its coal mining history, the Black Country is to the west of Birmingham. Visit the Black Country Living Museum to walk on the sets of Peaky Blinders and other TV shows and films!
  • Take a canal boat trip around the city centre or venture out into the limestone caverns of Dudley to see Birmingham from a different angle.



Doing business in Birmingham

Thanks to its convenient central location in the UK and frequent flights from Aberdeen to Birmingham Airport, Birmingham is the ideal location for an important face-to-face business meeting or company conference. If client or colleague entertainment is required, you have a host of memorable and even Michelin-starred restaurants to choose from in the city, not to mention hundreds of pubs and bars for post-meeting drinks and winding down the day.

Conference venues and meeting facilities

An outstanding choice of meeting facilities and conference venues within easy reach of Birmingham Airport make planning your event easy, whether it's a team catch-up for 5, or an awards ball for 500! You'll find just a few of our recommendations below.

Flybe recommends...

The ICC Birmingham

  • Purpose-built, high-profile meeting and conference venue
  • Array of adaptable halls and meeting rooms to accommodate up to 1700 delegates in one space
  • Professional team to assist with planning your event
  • High spec AV equipment and WiFi
  • Symphony Hall auditorium
  • First-class amenities including brand-name coffee shops and restaurants
  • In-house catering
  • Business Centre and Concierge
  • Multi-storey car parking at the Barclaycard Arena
  • 8 miles from Birmingham Airport

National Conference Centre

  • 13 flexible suites to cater for up to 1400 delegates in one space
  • Technical Department to provide set design and technical support for all events
  • In-house catering
  • WiFi
  • Free car parking for up to 600 cars
  • Disabled access and exceptional facilities
  • Free access for all delegates to the National Motorcycle Museum
  • Just 5 minutes' drive from Birmingham Airport

Jaguar Experience - Castle Bromwich

  • Impressive and prestigious venue at the Jaguar assembly factory
  • Six stylish and flexible spaces for up to 300 delegates
  • High spec AV equipment and WiFi
  • Free car parking
  • Disabled access
  • Manufacturing Tours and Experience Drives available to enhance your event
  • 9.5 miles from Birmingham Airport